fake Web site

fake Web site

A Web site that is not a legitimate venue. For example, the site is designed to entice the visitor into revealing sensitive information, to download some form of malware or to purchase products that never arrive. See scareware.
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The link then would take the customers to a fake web site where they would input their online banking details as well as their credit card information,' the bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.
With one scam, fake pop-up ads directed users to a fake Web site promising a free virus scan.
lt;p>The spam messages have a link to a fake Web site that looks like NACHA's.
If I go to this fake Web site, log in and I cannot get to my accounts, what does it matter?
The scammer gave the Maryland man both the fake Web site address and the new associate's name and Bar number.
To back up his fraud, he created fake notes, fake voicemails, fake faxes and even a fake Web site to deceive his editors.
The security breach inserted a fake error message into the PayPal Web site warning users that their account had been disabled and redirecting them to a fake Web site, asking them to provide their login details.
Appraisers will then be tipped off, exposing the fake Web site as a phishing scam.
Arvest Bank of Bentonville discovered early on May 2 that some of its customers had received an e-mail asking them to enter personal financial information on a fake Web site designed to look like an Arvest site.
Once the victim has entered their data onto the fake web site, the phishers can use it as they please.
A British financial services firm discovered that a fake Web site bearing its name had been set up, presumably to "phish" for customer passwords and account information.
Typically, the e-mail includes a link to a fake Web site - one that is designed to look as much as possible like the real thing, but that in fact is operated by a phishing scammer.